Rebels By Bus

Slow Travel With Low Carbon Footprint

Feeling Groovy

OK. This is not Olympia. Once you get into riding the bus, you begin to look for opportunities wherever you are.  I was in NYC visiting family and my nephew Brad told me about an express bus (QM 2) into Manhattan.  So, I went in search of the bus stop. People were helpful so it did not take long to find it. It runs every half-hour.

The bus came into Manhattan on 34th street and then traveled along 6th avenue before heading over the 59th Street Bridge to complete its loop back to Beechhurst (in the shadow of the Throgs Neck Bridge).

I got off on 56th street and 6th avenue to walk the few blocks Central Park. It was a beautiful blue sky day, 70 degrees and no humidity– a perfect day to enjoy a small part of the park, to watch the people rowing with the city skyline in the background, buy a hot dog from a street vendor, and be entertained by musicians, jugglers and acrobats.

I returned to 56th street and 6th avenue to catch the bus back to Queens. It doesn’t get any easier!

For $10 roundtrip, it was a bargain! Thanks Brad!

Mary and I are gearing up for several trips in the Puget Sound area in July and August, so stay tuned.

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